The Cambridge History of Italian Literature by Peter BrandThe Cambridge History of Italian Literature by Peter Brand

The Cambridge History of Italian Literature

EditorPeter Brand, Lino Pertile

Paperback | September 15, 1999

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This first substantial history of Italian literature to appear in the English language for forty years provides a comprehensive survey of one of the richest and most influential literatures of Europe. Leading scholars describe and assess the work of a wide range of writers who have contributed to the Italian literary tradition from its earliest origins to the present day. The volume is accessible to the general reader as well as to students and scholars. Translations are provided, along with maps, chronological charts, and up-to-date bibliographies.
Title:The Cambridge History of Italian LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.61 inPublished:September 15, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521666228

ISBN - 13:9780521666220


Table of Contents

List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; Map; Chronology; Part I. Origins and Duecento: 1. The earliest evidence Jonathan Usher; 2. Poetry Jonathan Usher; 3. Prose Jonathan Usher; Part II. The Trecento: 4. Dante Lino Pertile; 5. Boccaccio Pamela D. Stewart; 6. Petrarch John Took; 7. Minor writers Steven Botterill; Part III. The Quattrocento: 8. Humanism Letizia Panizza; 9. Power, patronage and literary associations Letizia Panizza; 10. Literature in the vernacular Letizia Panizza; Part IV. The Cinquecento: 11. Prose Brian Richardson; 12. Narrative poetry Peter Marinelli; 13. Lyric poetry Anthony Oldcorn; 14. Theatre Richard Andrews; Part V. The Seicento: Poetry, Philosophy and Science: 15. The Baroque Paulo Cherchi; 16. Lyric poetry Paulo Cherchi; 17. Mock-epic poetry and satire Paulo Cherchi; 18. Treatises Paulo Cherchi; Part VI. Narrative Prose and Theatre: 19. Narrative prose Albert N. Mancini; 20. Theatre Albert N. Mancini; 21. Opera David Kimbell; Part VII. The Settecento: 22. The first half of the Settecento Franco Fido; 23. The theatre from Metastasio to Goldoni Franco Fido; 24. Opera David Kimbell; 25. The Enlightenment and Parini Franco Fido; 26. Alfieri and pre-Romanticism Franco Fido; Part VIII. The Age of Romanticism (1800-1870): 27. The Romantic controversy Giovanni Carsaniga; 28. Monti Giovanni Carsaniga; 29. Foscolo Giovanni Carsaniga; 30. Leopardi Giovanni Carsaniga; 31. Manzoni and the novel Giovanni Carsaniga; 32. Other novelists and posts of the Risorgimento Giovanni Carsaniga; 33. Opera since 1800 David Kimbell; Part IX. The Literature of United Italy (1870-1910): 34. Writer and society in the new Italy Robert Dombroski; 35. Pirandello Felicity Firth; Part X. The Rise and Fall of Fascism (1910-45): 36. Poetry and the avant-garde Robert Dombroski; 37. Philosophy and literature from Croce to Gramsci Robert Dombroski; 38. The novel Robert Dombroski; Part XI. The Aftermath of the War (1945-56): 39. After the Liberation John Gatt-Rutter; 40. Neo-realism John Gatt-Rutter; 41. History and the poets John Gatt-Rutter; Part XII. Contemporary Italy (since 1956): 42. The late 1950s and the 1960s Michael Caesar; 43. The 1970s Michael Caesar; 44. The 1980s Michael Caesar; Bibliography; Index.

From Our Editors

The most influential literatures of Europe came from Italy. In The Cambridge History of Italian Literature, leading scholars describe and assess the work of a wide range of writers who have contributed to the Italian literary tradition from its earliest origins to the present day. This book provides translations, maps, chronological charts and up-to-date bibliographies, making this a must for students and scholars.

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"This is a welcome addition to Italian studies..." P. Koch, Choice